Harvard Crimson vs. Columbia Lions - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbia Lions (14-6) at Harvard Crimson (9-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Lavietes Pavilion)
The Line: Harvard Crimson -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Harvard Crimson will host the Columbia Lions this Saturday.
The Harvard Crimson come into this game with a 9-10 record and are currently 4th in the Ivy League. The Crimson are coming off back-to-back losses to Dartmouth ad Cornell. Through 19 games this season the leading scorer for the Crimson has been Zena Edosomwan who is averaging 14.2 points per game and 10.5 rebounds. Patrick Steeves is second on the team with 9.4 points per game and 4.2 rebounds.
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The Columbia Lions come into this game with a 14-6 record and are currently 2nd in the Ivy League. Columbia has won 5 games in a row with their most recent being a 77-60 win over Dartmouth. Through 20 games this season the leading scorer for the Lions has been Maodo Lo who is averaging 16.1 points per game and 3.7 rebounds. Alex Rosenberg is second on the team with 13.7 points per game and 4.3 rebounds.
Columbia is 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600. The Lions are 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Harvard is 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 Saturday games. The Crimson are 0-6 against the spread in their last 6 games vs. Ivy League.
Harvard has lost their past 2 games while Columbia has won their past 5 games. With Harvard struggling lately il take Columbia and the points here on the road. I think they have a chance to win this game outright.